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ECI urges concerned crèches to get in touch

December 18, 2019

Please see our press release which was sent to national media this morning. As you can see we have raised the key issues relating to the insurance situation which has unfolded over the last few days.

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EYES Update 17 December 2019

December 17, 2019

This week we look back at 2019. We have important things to consider when organising staff Christmas parties and we have information on higher capitation applications for Carlow IT courses.

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AIM & Higher Capitation Payment Delays

December 3, 2019

This week, we provide a detailed update on our work with TDs to seek clarity on the unacceptable delays experienced by our members in the processing of Higher Capitation and AIM payments.

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Indefinite extension of targeted Schemes

November 19, 2019

Families currently availing of targeted childcare schemes will be able to stay on these indefinitely, rather than moving to the NCS from Aug 2021. This raises concerns for families and our members.

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Public Services Cards and the NCS

October 30, 2019

In order for parents to apply for the new NCS, they will require a valid MyGov.ie account. A MyGov ID is essentially an online version of the Public Service Card (PSC).

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Early Childhood Ireland Submission: DCYA Open Consultation on Draft Childminding Action Plan

October 22, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland recently submitted a response to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA)’s Public Consultation on the Draft Childminding Action Plan. Read a summary of our submission.

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Press Release: RTÉ Investigates Update

August 1, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland remains deeply concerned about the multiple issues raised in the RTÉ Investigates programme on crèches, which aired last week.

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SAC Consultation Update

July 9, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland responded to DCYA's public consultation on regulations and a quality improvement framework for school age childcare by completing the online survey and a written submission.

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EYES Update 11 June 2019

June 11, 2019

In this week's update, we have information on the contracting stage of the National Childcare Scheme. We also have advice on summer outings, and how to claim reimbursements for FAR training.

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